Printers are generally cumbersome so carrying them around is not exactly a fun and viable option. When you are travelling or packing light and still need to print coloured images on the go, the Canon Selphy CP1000 looks to  sure bet.

Suggested read; Unboxing the Canon Selphy CP1000 portable digital printer

In unboxing, it was obvious that the compact size of this printer was its major selling point so I decided to look for other strengths and weaknesses of the Canon Selphy CP1000.


The printer is a small compact affair that weighs 918 grams so it can be carried around in a photographer’s backpack or picnic bag.


The design is enhanced by a 45-degree tilt to the LCD screen that makes it accessible at any angle.


Printing a copy is a seamless process howbeit slow. It takes slightly under a minute to print one copy; approximately 55 minutes to be exact.


The Canon Selphy CP1000 is sold within the ranges of ₦43,000 to ₦50,000 in shops and on ecommerce stores.


This printer is a photo enthusiast’s delight as it offers the satisfaction of seeing pictures in print. But in terms of connectivity, I wished there was a Bluetooth and or WiFi to automatically connect cameras to it. These would have also made it a universal printer as it would be compatible with other mobile camera devices.

In operation, there is a slight confusion in the LCD. This is a user interface problem and a first time user may need practice to get a hang of its operation.

In trying to print an image, the above menu is irreversible with the back button that is meant to reverse the action. Instead, “Select & Print” is the magic word to get back the print page, and this is very confusing.

Though the speed of printing and battery availability limits its usage to a considerable extent. But when you consider the affordability of the Canon Selphy CP1000 in relation with the quality of pictures printed and size, it is a good buy.